A loan of $325 helped to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set and weighing scale so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.


Ben's story

Ben is 28 years old. He has three children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow maize, beans, cassava, bananas, groundnuts and sweet potatoes. They also have cows, goats, sheep and chickens. Ben looks forward to becoming a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). As a CKW he will use the materials in his business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging set and weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of his village, helping them to improve their crop yields and to increase their incomes. With the additional money that he will earn as a CKW, Ben will grow his farming business. He dreams of owning one of the most productive dairy farms in his area.



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